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Top TENN Family-Friendly Places to Find Fall Food in Nashville

Fall foods are all about celebrating the flavors and ingredients that come into their prime during the cozy months of September, October, and November.... when the leaves are changing and there's a bit of a chill in the air.

These dishes tend to be hearty and comforting, with a delicious earthy twist. It's like the season itself on a plate!

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We explored Nashville restaurants that incorporate autumn-inspired flavors into their menus and chose some of our favorites.

To qualify for our "Family-Friendly" list, these establishments must also offer a kid's menu for their diners.

Take a look at our Top Tenn list and tell us what you think!

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2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 724-1200


Caney Fork River Valley Grille delivers a personal s'mores making kit right to your table!

You can roast the marshmallows to your desired level of perfection, then sandwich them between two crisp graham crackers along with a heavenly slice of chocolate. Yum!

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2105 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 219-2704

Warm pecan pie à la mode

Linda Melton, the “Pie Lady,” has been getting up and making pies, loving customers, and pretty much holding Elliston Place Soda Shop together since 1993.

This Fall, stop by and grab a slice of Linda's pecan pie. Her delightful blend of flavors reminds you of grandma's kitchen, where the sweet aroma filled the air, and every bite was a warm, nostalgic hug.

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1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN

(615) 383-9333

Sweet Potato Pancakes

These are a crowd favorite at The Pancake Pantry... sweet potato pancakes dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon, finished with cinnamon cream syrup.

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2901 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 279-3767

house made chili

Chili is a hearty and warming dish, packed with protein and spices. Its heat and comforting nature make it particularly appealing when the weather starts to cool down in the fall.

At Burger Up, their house made chili is served year round and is topped with yellow and white cheddar, green onions, sambal sour cream.

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2001 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 610-3336

Pumpkin Spice Love

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are known for their warm and comforting taste.

If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll LOVE Biscuit Love's version of this fall favorite!

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2209 Abbott Martin Rd, Nashville, TN 37215

(615) 329-4418


Fall is a time for comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, and seasoned veggies.

With tons of options, the buffet at Swett's Restaurant gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy all of your Southern fall favorites.

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2017 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 383-2848

Rizogalo Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a warm and creamy dessert, making it a comforting option as the weather gets cooler in the fall.

It's topped with a dusting of cinnamon and served as one of the signature desserts at Athens Family Restaurant.

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8400 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

(615) 646-9700

Homemade Biscuits & Preserves

Biscuits can be paired with fall dishes like stews, soups, and roasted meats, making them a nice side option during this season.

The Loveless Cafe makes up to 10,000 biscuits every day!

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8127 Sawyer Brown Rd, Suite 304 Nashville, TN 37221


Sliced Brisket & Pulled Pork

Barbecue is a delicious and satisfying dish to enjoy during the autumn months, especially at gatherings, tailgating parties, or as part of fall-themed events.

The type of barbecue sauce and seasonings used can also be adjusted to give it a more fall-inspired flavor profile, such as incorporating spices like cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg, or using a sauce with a hint of sweetness and warmth.

At Honeyfire BBQ, their special flavor is created by simply rubbing with salt and pepper and then smoking the meat for 16 hours (they let the natural flavors of the smoke and beef do the talking!)

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516 Hagan Street Suite 103 Nashville, TN 37203


S'mores Chocolate Twice-Baked Croissant

At Dozen Bakery, they start with a split chocolate croissant, add a house-made cinnamon graham cracker and chocolate pastry cream to the inside, then assemble and top with toasted (gelatin free!) marshmallow fluff.


For more information about Unique Eats in Tennessee, visit the Tennessee Family Vacation Explore page.



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